Definition of 'entropy'
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Competing in a Global Economy (1990)
But the earth has the added ability to produce entropy in large amounts through atmospheric chemistry.Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007) Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)
Without defined concepts of energy and entropy you cannot measure the difficulty or ease of changing the world.Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007) The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They also explain more than half of the variation in the entropy index for all industries other than footwear and petroleum and coal products.Competing in a Global Economy (1990) Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)
Thus the gap between the maximum possible entropy and the true entropy of our universe continually widens, as shown in figure 2.4.The Origin of the Universe (1995)
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